Wall Street Dermatology

Flaunt a Clear Complexion with Broken Blood Vessel Treatment NYC

A common yet often misunderstood skin issue is experiencing visible, broken blood vessels on your face that can be both distressing and discomforting. At Wall Street Dermatology, we recognize the impact this condition can have on your confidence and daily life. Our specialized broken blood vessel treatment in NYC is tailored to address your aesthetic concerns and target the underlying causes, ensuring a comprehensive solution for your skin health.

Led by Dr. Julia Tzu, a triple board-certified dermatologist, our team is committed to providing the highest standard of care in broken blood vessel treatment. Utilizing cutting-edge laser technology and personalized treatment plans, we offer effective solutions to restore the natural beauty and health of your skin. Our approach offers relief and results for your individual skin needs.

Ready to reclaim your skin’s radiance and remove visible blood vessels? Book an appointment at Wall Street Dermatology today for broken blood vessel treatment in NYC.

Before And After Broken Capillaries Treatment Results

Why You Can Trust Wall Street Dermatology With Broken Capillary Treatment

At Wall Street Dermatology, trust is paramount in our approach to broken capillary treatment. Our founder, Dr. Julia Tzu, is a highly esteemed dermatologist with fifteen years of experience in skin surgery and cosmetic dermatology. With over 10,000 cosmetic procedures performed, her expertise extends to treating delicate skin conditions like broken facial capillaries. Dr. Tzu’s academic journey, through Stanford University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and advanced post residency fellowships at NYU and the University of Pennsylvania, underpins her exceptional skill set.

Her glowing reviews across platforms like Google and Yelp showcase her commitment to patient care. Her role as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at NYU School of Medicine since 2012 highlights her dermatological knowledge. Recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly since 2015, Dr. Tzu brings a blend of top-tier academic training, extensive clinical experience, and a deep understanding of cosmetic outcomes to every treatment.

Wall Street Dermatology’s approach to broken capillary treatment integrates cutting-edge laser treatment (Pulsed Dye Laser or Vbeam) with a personalized touch, ensuring you receive tailored care that addresses both the aesthetic and health aspects of your skin.

What Causes Broken Blood Vessels In The Face?

Broken blood vessels in the face, technically known as telangiectasias, are primarily caused by superficially located, dilated capillaries or small blood vessels. They are sometimes colloquially referred to as “spider veins”although they are not true veins. A combination of factors contributes to their development, including genetic predisposition, as some individuals are more prone to these vascular issues due to inherited traits. Environmental triggers, such as extreme weather conditions, can also lead to broken capillaries.

Excessive sun exposure, in particular, is a notable culprit, as UV rays weaken the collagen and elastin in the skin, making superficial blood vessels more dilated and prominent. Lifestyle factors are equally influential, as high alcohol consumption can cause temporary dilation of blood vessels, leading to permanent enlargement if repeated frequently.

Skin conditions like rosacea, which features persistent centrofacial redness and flushing, are also associated with broken blood vessels. Lastly, hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy or menopause, or with use of oral contraceptives, can increase the likelihood of developing these broken blood vessels.

How Are Broken Blood Vessels Diagnosed?

Diagnosing broken blood vessels typically begins with a thorough visual examination by a dermatologist. During this process, Dr. Tzu assesses the affected areas for visible signs of broken capillaries, noting their pattern, distribution, and overall appearance. This step is crucial for differentiating broken blood vessels from other skin conditions that may present similarly.

In some cases, additional diagnostic tools, such as a dermatoscope, might be used. A dermatoscope provides a magnified, illuminated view of the skin, allowing for a more detailed examination of the blood vessels and the surrounding skin tissue.

In addition to the physical examination, Dr. Tzu will inquire about your medical history, lifestyle, and any potential triggering factors. This holistic approach helps in identifying underlying causes such as genetic predispositions, environmental factors, or lifestyle habits contributing to the condition.

How We Treat Broken Blood Vessels

At Wall Street Dermatology, we specialize in treating broken blood vessels using laser treatment with the advanced Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), specifically the Vbeam laser, known for its efficacy and safety. The Vbeam laser is a non-invasive, nonablative laser treatment that delivers intense but gentle bursts of light into targeted areas of the skin. This light is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to disintegrate and eventually be reabsorbed by the body, leading to a reduction in redness and visibility of the broken vessels.

The procedure is tailored to each patient’s unique skin type and condition, ensuring optimal results. Dr. Julia Tzu, with her extensive experience in laser dermatology, personally performs these procedures. She believes in the precision of this technology to effectively treat broken blood vessels while minimizing risks. 

The Vbeam treatment is renowned for its safety, minimal downtime (aside from bruising in some instances), and comfort during the procedure, making it a preferred choice for patients seeking effective solutions for their broken blood vessels, among other skin concerns.

Broken Blood Vessel Treatment Process at Wall Street Dermatology

At Wall Street Dermatology, our broken blood vessel treatment process is thorough and patient-centric. Starting with a detailed consultation, Dr. Tzu assesses your skin’s visible capillaries and discusses your treatment goals, ensuring a personalized and informed approach. The procedure itself, using the advanced Pulsed Dye Laser (Vbeam), is efficient and tailored to your specific skin needs, followed by a structured recovery plan to optimize healing and outcomes.


The treatment journey at Wall Street Dermatology begins with an in-depth consultation. Dr. Tzu evaluates your skin, focusing on the areas affected by broken blood vessels. During this stage, you are encouraged to discuss your goals and concerns, allowing Dr. Tzu to tailor the treatment plan. She also reviews the procedure in detail, ensuring you are fully informed and comfortable with the upcoming steps and overall costs of the broken blood vessel treatment.


Before the laser treatment, you are advised to cleanse your skin to remove makeup and sunscreen. Metal eye shields are placed over your eyes to protect against the laser. The procedure, typically lasting between 10-30 minutes, is performed with you in a reclined position and usually does not require any numbing cream or injectable anesthetic.

Dr. Tzu employs Pulsed Dye Lasers (Vbeam), targeting the affected facial blood vessels with precision. During the procedure, the laser emits brief pulses of light that are absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to disintegrate without harming the surrounding skin. Multiple treatments may be needed depending on your individual situation.

Recovery & Aftercare

The skin is iced and a topical steroid is applied immediately after the procedure to reduce redness and swelling. Post-treatment recovery varies, generally ranging from five to 21 days. You may experience mild sunburn-like sensations, and the skin may become more red or bruised. During recovery, avoiding abrasive skincare products and sun exposure is crucial. Makeup can be used to cover any temporary discoloration after the skin has healed.

Who’s A Good Candidate For Broken Blood Vessel Laser Treatment?

Ideal candidates for broken blood vessel laser treatment using the Vbeam laser include patients who have light to medium skin complexion, thanks to the laser’s advanced technology that minimizes risks like hyperpigmentation. Suitable candidates are those looking to address visible red broken blood vessels on the face or elsewhere on the body. The procedure is not suitable for patients with darker skin complexion. 


The treatment is best suited for individuals seeking a non-invasive approach, without active skin infections or certain medical conditions that might affect the outcome, including:

  • Skin cancers in the treatment area
  • Use of certain medications, like blood thinners 
  • Active or recent use of isotretinoin (Accutane) for acne treatment
  • Active herpes simplex in the treatment area

Who’s Not Suited For Laser Treatment?

Laser treatment in general may not be suitable for individuals with certain health conditions, like those with active skin infections in the targeted area. Women should inform their dermatologist if they are currently pregnant. 

Vbeam laser is not suitable for those with darker complexion. Individual assessment and sometimes a test spot is crucial to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness. Patients should provide a full medical history to Dr. Tzu to confirm their suitability for laser treatment on broken blood vessels.

Resolve Your Broken Blood Vessels at Wall Street Dermatology

At Wall Street Dermatology, we understand the impact of broken blood vessels on your appearance and self-confidence. Led by the expertise of Dr. Julia Tzu, our private practice offers state-of-the-art laser treatments tailored to meet your unique skin needs. We’re committed to delivering exceptional care and visible results, ensuring your journey to healthier, clearer skin is smooth and successful. Trust us to restore your skin’s natural beauty and radiance. 

Book an appointment at Wall Street Dermatology today and experience the benefits of broken blood vessel treatment in NYC.

Broken Blood Vessel Treatment FAQs

Laser treatment for broken blood vessels, such as with the Vbeam laser, is generally well-tolerated. Most patients describe the sensation as a quick, rubber band-like snap against the skin. The procedure is designed to minimize discomfort, and typically, no anesthesia is required.

It’s advisable to consult a dermatologist when broken blood vessels are persistent, cause cosmetic concern, or are accompanied by other symptoms like pain or skin changes. Early consultation can also help in identifying underlying causes.

Broken blood vessels on the face, such as spider veins, typically do not heal on their own. They require medical treatments like laser therapy to reduce their appearance.

There are currently no effective permanent treatments for broken blood vessels using creams or other topical products.

Results from laser treatment for broken blood vessels can often be seen within a few weeks to one month. The time frame varies depending on the individual’s skin type and the severity of the condition.

While laser treatment is effective, there’s a possibility of new broken blood vessels forming or treated ones recurring, especially if underlying causes like sun damage or rosacea are not managed. It’s advised to follow your dermatologist’s recommendations for aftercare treatment to best maintain results.

Sclerotherapy is generally safe but is more commonly used for true veins, such as the purple spider veins on the legs or trunk. It is not typically used for broken blood vessels or telangiectasias on the face.

Both men and women can develop broken blood vessels on the face. However, factors like hormonal changes can make women more susceptible to certain types of broken capillaries.